Indo-Pak ODI: Officials take stock of security at Green Park

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Kanpur, Oct 5 (UNI) Ahead of the November 11 India-Pakistan ODI face-off here, a team of Uttar Pradesh government officials today took stock of the security arangements at the green park stadium.

A three-member team comprising secretary to the chief minister Navneet Sehgal, state ministers Anant Mishra and Kunwar Fateh Bahadur inspected the Green Park for two hours along with Sports Secretary Sudhir Kumar and Sports Director Pramod Pandey.

The officials directed the stadium administration for adequate security cover for the match.

Although the officers kept mum before mediapersons, sources said they were unhappy with the ''lackadaisical'' attitude of the stadium management towards the much awaited ODI.

According to sources, preparatory works were still to assume pace although only a month was left for the ODI face-off. The officers also took to task the pitch curator and the sports officer.

On September 18, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) delegation had also visited the arena to take stock of the security arrangements.

PCB Director Zakir Khan and Pakistan home ministry official Sohail Khan had inspected the stadium. BCCI vice-president and UP Cricket Association (UPCA) secretary Rajiv Shukla had accompanied the PCB delegation.

Mr Khan had claimed that during the previous Indo-Pak match here, Pakistani guests had to face a lot of inconvenience.

UNI

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